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Iron_Crossbow_bolt_head. Ca. 12/14 A.D.

Iron Crossbow bolt head. Ca. 12/14 A.D.

The crossbow has been around a lot longer than most people think. In China crossbow mechanisms have been found from 650 B.C. with a repeating crossbow as early as 300 B.C.! In Europe the Greeks write they were around before at least 400 B.C. While the average crossbow had a much slower rate of fire than a bow, they did not take a lifetime of training to use properly. This meant they were the main ranged weapon used by most nations in medieval warfare, except for England. We offer the iron heads of Medieval crossbow bolts from Europe in the 12th to 14th Centuries. They average about 8cm, come with a Certificate of Authenticity and make a great present or an affordable addition to any collection. There were many different designs over 300 years so they might look a little different to the picture as this is representative.